Myanmar reports 683 new Covid-19 cases, 21 more deaths


Myanmar detected its first two Covid-19 positive cases on March 23 last year. - AFP

YANGON (Xinhua): Myanmar reported 683 new Covid-19 cases with a daily test positivity rate of 4.95 per cent in the past 24 hours, according to a release from the Ministry of Health on Thursday (Oct 22).

The number of Covid-19 infections has risen to 491,584 so far while its death toll stood at 18,465 after 21 more deaths were reported, the release said.

A total of 444,740 patients have recovered as of Thursday and over 4.68 million samples have been tested for Covid-19 so far.

Myanmar detected its first two Covid-19 positive cases on March 23 last year.

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